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Firmware Engineer

at Bird

Posted: 6/26/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 391f9fe0-0d52-4ef5-9dfe-9aa25eeddd24

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Firmware Engineer

Culver City, California
Vehicle – Vehicle Engineering
Full Time

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Who is Bird

At Bird, we’re on a mission to make cities more livable by reducing traffic and carbon emissions with an affordable, convenient, and eco-friendly transportation option. We planted roots in Los Angeles, California. Now, our fleet of electric scooters is available to riders in cities around the world for short trips or the “last mile” of their journey. In our first year, Bird launched in over 100 cities and provided over 10 million rides. And we’re only just getting started.


Develop firmware for Bird’s fleet of Electric Vehicles

Collaborate with Electrical/Electronics Engineers to develop these systems
Develop firmware installation and QC processes for new products
Tune system performance & verify operational efficiencies
Take finished products through all certifications for international use


Experience developing firmware for tracking devices, control systems, and RF products

Strong experience and proficiency in embedded languages, particularly with C
Experience with firmware development, testing, and debugging
Experience with FreeRTOS
Experience with CANbus, UART, I2C, and SPI communications
Knowledge of PCB design, using schematic capture and layout tools (Altium preferred)
Knowledge of version control tools (GIT, SVN, etc.)
Experience with Firmware Over the Air Process
Experience developing Bootloaders and programming over CAN
Experience with ST microcontrollers
Experience with Nordic Semiconductor platforms
Experience with FCC, CE, UL regulatory bodies and requirements

Preferred Qualifications

LTE Cat M1 Experience

Motor Control Systems Experience
Multi Band GNSS Experience
Wifi Experience
NFC Experience
Experience with MVNO operation

Culture at Bird

We're an ambitious, smart, and open-minded group. Our employees are passionate about our mission, and eager to complete their work at the highest level. The office itself is up tempo and supportive, because we care about each other. People first, people.

Perks up

We want people to succeed at Bird, so we give our teams plenty of time off to relax and recharge. We also offer a generous employer-paid healthcare coverage, on-demand doctor visits, childcare support, a pre-tax commuter account for mass transit or parking, a wellness stipend, and more.

Bird is the world

Bird stands for a culture of inclusion. We celebrate different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives —encouraging everyone to bring their authentic selves to work. We have a diverse environment that empowers our team to feel comfortable when they voice their opinions. For these reasons and more Bird is a proud equal employment opportunity employer. We welcome everyone regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetics, and we are dedicated to providing an inclusive, open, and diverse work environment.

Sound like a place you’d like to work? Sweet. Let’s chat.

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